Tag Archive: holiday project

Crafty Cards

This week we are “stuck” on these washi tape cards! They are fun, colorful, and unique, but minimally messy. Essentially, they’re a dream come true in a pinch! Materials: Card Stock (we cut down manila folders) Washi Tape (variety is the spice of life) Construction Paper Glue Sticks Optional Materials: Paper Scraps Scissors Markers Scissors,…

Air-dry Clay Bowls

Materials: Air dry clay Cotton fabric  approx. 12 x 14 inches (cotton sheets work great and can be found for next to nothing at thrift stores) Rolling pins (I use dowels I made from a wooden closet rod) Large Paint stir sticks cut in half (2 per child) Wire for cutting clay Plastic containers for tracing…

Celebrate Spring: Egg Carton Flower Bouquets

Spring Bouquet Materials: large egg crates (5-10 cups torn from the large carton per child) tempera paint tissue paper large buttons pipe cleaners The project began by giving each child 5 egg crates cut into individual cups. Older children can cut the cartons up by themselves but for most of my students I tore them…

Tinfoil Ornaments

If you don’t already know about Happy Hooligans definitely take a second to pop over to her blog! You will find tons of wonderful ideas for simple projects geared towards toddlers and young children. These tin foil ornaments were a great success in my studio and inspired by Happy Hooligans. The first step is to…

Cork Stamped Cards

Cork stamped cards are such a great way to bring color into any holiday or celebration.  Plus this is one of those super simple projects that you can do with minimal supplies, most or all of which you have at home or in your classroom. Here is a materials list to get you started: corks…

Holiday Gift Making IV: Mixed Media Magnets

We wrapped up four weeks of gift making with a mixed media magnet project. Besides the magnet strips used on the back and the matte board that we used for the base, most of the supplies were already in the studio and might even be on your art shelves at home or in your classroom….

Holiday Gift Making III: Paint Chip Picture Frames & Glitter Cards

This week we made vibrant mosaic picture frames out of paint chips. For the last year I’ve been running across really great ideas for paint chip projects on a variety of amazing kids craft sites like Happy Hooligans and The Chocolate Muffin Tree and decided to adapt the idea into a holiday art project. The…

Holiday Gift Making II: Salt Dough Ornaments and Montotype Prints

Thank you Artful Parent for such a great blog about salt dough ornaments! This project was loved by parent and child alike. And the suggested recipe came out great every time. 4 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1.5 cups of water bake at 225 for 3 hours This recipe produced enough dough for…

Holiday Gift Making I: Treasure Boxes and Paper Roll Printed Cards

For our Holiday Treasure Boxes we used blank paper mache boxes from Discount School Supply along with Biocolor paint. This was the first time using Biocolor in the studio and it’s definitely more colorfast and vivid than the washable tempera. the texture is thinner and silkier too and we used soft watercolor brushes to apply…

Collaboration III: Painting on Maps & Mask Making

I introduced the idea of painting collaboratively by reading the book, We’re Painting by Carol Snyder before embarking on the group project of the day. The illustrations in this book are fun and colorful and the story line is simple and accessible for toddlers and up. Because we are making a keepsake book at the…